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Drama

Teacher: Ms Emma Green 

Email: e.green@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

Department: PERFORMING ARTS

Performing Arts Subject Leader: Mr Nathan Smith-Rogers  Email

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

GCSE Exam Specification

AQA GCSE Drama

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261

 

 

Key Stage 3

YEAR 7 SYLLABUS

WHEN

PROJECT

SKILLS

4C FOCUS

AUTUMN 1

Monologue

Characterisation and performance skills including facial expression, movement, gesture and vocal.

CRITICAL

AUTUMN 2

Survivor

Storytelling, thought-tracking, flashback and flash-forward, still image and narration.

COLLABORATION

SPRING TERM

Cyber-Bullying

Using emotion, soundscapes, voices of conscience, thought-tracking and use of space.

CARING

SUMMER TERM

The Wild One

Choral speaking, physical theatre, use of props and lifts and creative writing skills.

CREATIVE

 

YEAR 8 SYLLABUS

WHEN

PROJECT

SKILLS

4C Focus

AUTUMN 1

Darkwood Manor

Storytelling, still image, physical theatre, narration, teacher in role, role-play and development.

COLLABORATION

AUTUMN 2

Melodrama

Exaggeration, history of theatre knowledge, narration, vocal skills, using music, characterisation, stock characters and voice projection.

CREATIVE

SPRING TERM

Knife Crime

Using emotion, soundscapes, voices of conscience, thought-tracking, slow motion, time sequencing and stage fighting.

CARING

SUMMER TERM

Our Day Out

Working as a team, problem solving, cross-cutting, narration and writing a script.

CRITICAL

 

 

Key Stage 4

YEAR 9 SYLLABUS

WHEN

PROJECT

SKILLS

4C FOCUS

AUTUMN 1

STAN THE MAN

Realism – theories of belief and imagination, given circumstances, emotional memory, the 5 W’s and magic if. 

CARING

AUTUMN 2

RACISM

Using emotion, soundscapes, forum theatre, thought-tracking, use of music, multiple characters and use of space.

CRITICAL

SPRING TERM

SILENT MOVIES

Mime, exaggerated gestures, body language and facial expressions, use of space and positioning, audience awareness.

CREATIVE

SUMMER TERM

BLOOD BROTHERS

Scripted work – characterisation, relationships, dramatic irony, cross-cutting, marking the moment.

ALL FOUR

 

 

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

AUTUMN 1

Introduction, Explorative Strategies and Working with Stimulus

Unit 1 Workshop Exam and Documentary Response

AUTUMN 2

Looking at different themes and exploring the mediums and elements of Drama.

Finish Unit 1 and preparation for Unit 2

SPRING 1

Drama Project – working on a devised performance.

Unit 2 Workshop and documentary response

SPRING 2

Working with a Particular Script

Unit 3 Preparation

SUMMER 1

Mock Unit 2 Workshop and write-up

 Unit 3 Rehearsals and Final Performance

SUMMER 2

Preparation for Unit 1 and Theatre Review

FINISHED!

British Values

Democracy

Through play texts such as; Animal Farm, Blood Brothers and Faust and Furious.
Through SOW such as; Cyberbullying, Darkwood Manor (decision making), Knife Crime, Racism etc. 
All pupils in all year groups will take part in discussions and decision making activities including several P4C enquiries. 

The Rule of Law

Discussed and explored through social issue schemes of work such as; cyberbullying, knife crime, racism, drug abuse, terrorism, rioting etc.

Discussed and explored through play texts such as;
Blood Brothers, Gagging For It and Find Me. 

Individual Liberty

All pupils able to access a range of different styles and cultures of theatre.

SOW include; a History of Theatre project, Melodrama, Commedia, Shakespeare and Greek Theatre.

Each student is invited to share and discuss their opinions and views on social issues and styles of theatre.

Pupils able to access live theatre though trips, workshops and visiting theatre companies and T.I.E.

Mutual Respect

This is a clear expectation of all students and staff in all aspects of Drama in the school – classroom, extra-curricular, workshops etc.

The 4 C’s of Caring, Collaborative, Critical and Creative thinking are put into all lessons and are encouraged throughout.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Discussed and explored through social issue schemes of work such as; cyberbullying, knife crime, racism, drug abuse, terrorism, rioting etc.

All pupils in all year groups will take part in discussions about different beliefs and faiths during their lessons in Drama including several P4C enquiries. 

 

 

KS4 Revision Resources

Drama

Textbooks/revision guides:

Edexcel GCSE Drama by Mike Gould, Melissa Jones · Pearson School · Paperback · 192 pages · ISBN 1846903718

Websites:

www.edexcel.com

YouTube channels:

Any Unit 3 Edexcel GCSE performances

Apps:

CoachMyVideo

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